Met’s Picasso Masterpiece Subject of Repatriation Lawsuit

October 3rd, 2016

The Met is facing a lawsuit over The Actor, one of its star Picasso works, from the estate of a German Jewish businessman who was forced to sell the work while fleeing Europe.  “The Leffmanns would not have disposed of this seminal work at that time, but for the Nazi and Fascist persecution to which they had been, and without doubt would continue to be, subjected,” the estate’s lawyer, Lawrence M. Kaye, said in court papers.

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